Reduce Unique ICDs by Redesigning the Product or the Process

The objective of this activity is to reduce the number of ICDs by reducing the occurrence of an ICD in producing a unit of Output, or by reducing the number of separate ICDs used in the Output. A unique ICD is one of the key activities in the work center's contribution to the final product (O). It is separate and distinct from any other activity in the work center. For example, the fastening of a part onto a subassembly and a quality control check of the subassembly would be unique ICDs.

B. Redesign the process of producing the ICD or Output

Change the process used to produce the ICD or Output to eliminate activities.

4. Reduce movment of an Input (People, Purchases or Capital)

Reduce movement of ICDs: Reduce loading and unloading:
Use gravity to move product

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 2834 2004 Biotech giant Amgen has engineered a solution to soaring drug demand by building a new, state-of-the-art factory for mass production. In BioNext, gravity-fed reactors are built to flow from the top floor down, eliminating the piping and pumping, and associated energy and maintenance costs.

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